LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Any Scottish farmer or crofter who is entitled to direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy will continue to receive cash until at least 2024, under plans outlined by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing this week.
Imports of products such as butter, cheese and chicken from non-EU countries with lower production standards will ‘dramatically rise’ if the UK unilaterally removes tariffs after Brexit, according to a new report.
Post-Brexit agricultural policy in Wales is to focus much more heavily on culture, communities and landscape than Defra’s plans for England, according to Welsh Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths.
MPs on the Efra Committee have warned the Government risks damaging the farming sector and failing to meet its green ambitions if it does not provide more detail on its post-Brexit agricultural policy very soon.
Defra has denied that it failed to ‘fully engage’ with the devolved regions on its plans for a new environmental watchdog after Scottish and Welsh Ministers expressed disappointment with the level of discussion.
The Local Government Association has warned Ministers that a failure to protect access to Europe-wide food safety and animal health systems after Brexit will increase the risk of a new horsemeat-style scandal.